“It’s all about keeping items out of landfills and not producing new stuff that is detrimental to our environment,” said Stephanie MacNeil, a Kitchener-based fashion designer.
How has COVID-19 affected your life? That is what Brenda Reid and her project “From Behind the Mask” is asking Waterloo Region.
For the third time in just over a year, Tristan and Kim Everett have been forced to close up shop. The husband-and-wife pair run Iron Horse Tattoo in Waterloo and are just two of many tattoo artists in the region affected by the Ontario government’s shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) has suspended their new campaign of “diversity cruisers” amid criticism. The campaign, which was meant to educate the community on local cultures and racial heritages, instead faced a petition to cancel the program and continued calls to end racial police violence.
Bored at home during the lockdown? Why not take a garbage bag and head outside and pick up litter for a good cause.
“It’s been a frustrating time for small restaurant and business owners across the province,” said Donnie Beattie, the owner of Millcreek Pubs in Dufferin County.
“People are suffering and looking for resources to help them,” said Greg Klym, Waterloo-based life and wellness coach. According to Ipsos, 54 per cent of Canadians currently feel lonely or isolated as a result of COVID-19.
As Waterloo Region once again entered a shutdown on April 3, many local businesses were faced with a difficult reality. Is it worth it to remain open?
Seaspircy is a documentary that premiered on March 24, 2021. It’s fresh to Netflix and has mixed reviews, not only from people who fish, but also from scientists, environmentalists, and participants in the documentary.
According to Statistics Canada, nearly 17,000 new businesses opened in December. For three consecutive months, this figure has remained stronger than pre-COVID levels. Between 2015 and 2019, the monthly average was 15,725 new businesses created.
Torsten Huhse, a general residential contractor with Ostwall Contracting, says that the cause of these renovations could be that consumers notice how they could use space more practically. Spending time at home forces them to look at things they’ve always meant to fix, and now they finally have the time, Huhse said.
According to Comprar Acciones, an interactive educational platform based in Spain, the global consumer spend on health and fitness apps grew by nearly 50 per cent in 2020. Local behavioural changes and business strategies, prove this global trend to be present in the Waterloo Region.
The 68-year-old graduate of the broadcasting program donated $250,019.70 to the School of Creative Industries – the largest gift the college has ever received from an alumnus.
Many may argue that keeping these houses in pristine condition is the only way to maintain our local heritage. But that is simply not true. Instead of forcing homeowners to spend time and money on repairing these houses, why doesn’t the city invest in creating educational heritage spaces?